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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - AZ: Philanthropy

PHOENIX - Students and parents who may feel intimidated by the process and paperwork of making college applications now have a place to find help. It's called the College Depot, located inside Burton Barr Library, central Phoenix. Depot director Judy Reno says 90 percent of their work involves appli

TEMPE, Ariz. - Some 150 veterans are sharing their war memories to be preserved for posterity in a veterans history project that will eventually be available through the National Archives. Coordinator Larry Conway says some of the stories are very compelling, such as one soldier who registered gra

PHOENIX - Despite the tough economic times, learning programs at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix are stronger than ever, thanks to a dedicated group of 20 retiree volunteers with extensive knowledge and experience in education, science, math, engineering and technology. Volunteer coordinator

PHOENIX - With the numbers of homeless and hungry still rising and Arizonans without jobs in the hundreds of thousands, the state's holiday family programs are being overwhelmed. Arizona Community Action Association executive director Cynthia Zwick says families seeking help are being told that this

MESA, Ariz. - A trio of skilled volunteers nearing retirement is helping Mesa museums better serve their patrons in a time of shrinking city revenues. The leadership volunteers are tackling projects ranging from sharpening marketing plans to designing new informational signs. Arizona Museum for Yo

PHOENIX - As they near retirement, highly-skilled Arizona professionals in the Baby Boomer generation are increasingly volunteering with under-staffed and under-funded nonprofits and charities around the state. One example is a Phoenix agency, Duet, that provides one-on-one support services for home

PHOENIX - With unemployment continuing to rise, Arizona's food banks are seeing record numbers of families seeking emergency food boxes. But contributions are meeting only two-thirds of the need, as the banks face their most challenging holiday season ever. Association of Arizona Food Banks executi

PHOENIX - A new community project is putting photographers to work on behalf of 15 Arizona non-profit agencies that help the homeless and working poor. The photos help the organizations tell their stories to those they serve and to potential donors. Cassandra Coblentz, associate curator of the Sco

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